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Old 13th September 2006, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Portable Music Devices that Support Lossless

Does anyone know of any portable audio players that support lossless formats. I am tired of all the 128kbps crap you find on P2P, and have taken the leap of faith towards ripping my own lossless music. Unfortunately for Apple, their iPods do not support lossless formats. My mini was one of the worst investments I've ever made, but I wont get into it.
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Old 14th September 2006, 06:44 PM   #2
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All iPods except the shuffle support lossless...

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Old 14th September 2006, 07:07 PM   #3
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If you have enough money to buy one, i'm hotly recommend iAudio who are really good stuff yo my mind with a better DAC than iPod nano or something like.
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Old 22nd September 2006, 10:13 PM   #5
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I have a 30gig ipod video. I am running the open-source rockbox firmware.
This firmware loads over the apple one (doesn't remove the apple firware or void any warranties).

It suports most lossless codecs including FLAC.

Only downside, decreased bat life.
http://www.rockbox.org/

And it can be used on the mini (1st and 2nd gen).

Instead of using itunes your ipod becomes a mas usb device and you just drag/drop the files on it. Therefore you can dump or copy the entire contents onto another computer.

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Rockbox for the iPod 4G, Color, Nano and Video models all have a very wide range of codec support - MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Musepack, FLAC, AAC, ALAC, AC3 and WavPack are all supported in Rockbox. Additional music playback features include gapless playback and customizable crossfading, as well as a five-band fully-parametric equalizer to fine-tune sound output. iPods also get ReplayGain support for volume level normalization, and a large number of plugins, including games, applications, and "demos" - have some fun when you've got some free time to kill, open files with the text viewer, make use of the stopwatch, view some JPEG photos, or turn your iPod into a desktop clock. Also enjoy On-The-Go playlist creation and adjustment, full file bookmarking support and much more.
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Old 23rd September 2006, 06:49 PM   #6
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Instead of using itunes your ipod becomes a mas usb device and you just drag/drop the files on it. Therefore you can dump or copy the entire contents onto another computer.
The iPod should behave like that without any additional software -- i have many clients who buy iPods as portable USB hard drives.

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Not trying to high jack this thread, but does anyone know of a portable player that has a digital out; preferably optical?
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Not trying to high jack this thread, but does anyone know of a portable player that has a digital out; preferably optical?
Look Canadian made, every good model (even some cheapies) I've seen has this. US DRM laws prevent this feature, according to the EFF newsletters anyway.
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Thanks Geek, I found a 20gb iRiver H120 on ebay.ca that has both optical in and out.
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Old 25th September 2006, 11:20 PM   #10
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The iPod should behave like that without any additional software -- i have many clients who buy iPods as portable USB hard drives.

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It does...the benifit to rockbox however is that if you transfered an .mp3 or.flac file to your 'mass usb device' you could actually hear the music.
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